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Featuring topics related to frontier life science research that go beyond the research supported directly by HFSP. See also ...

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Using light to control nerve cells in brain

First HFSP Nakasone Award to Karl Deisseroth

The first HFSP Nakasone Award was conferred upon Karl Deisseroth at the HFSP Awardees Meeting held in Kovalam, Kerala, India in November 2010. Science writer N. Gopal Raj talked to him during the meeting. The following is reprinted from the national Indian newspaper The Hindu with kind permission of N. Gopal Raj and The Hindu. Five years back, a group of scientists led by Karl Deisseroth of Stanford University came up with a way to precisely control neurons simply by shining light on them....

Multidisciplinary Bioscience – the Stanford Bio-X program

Stanford University multi-disciplinary centre

Innovative research at the frontier of the life sciences is being driven more and more by interdisciplinary collaborations involving scientists from both the biological and physical sciences. Institutions around the world are reacting by setting up centres to overcome the parceling up of scientific expertise in traditional departments and to promote the interaction between scientists from different disciplines. A very early example of this was the Bio-X program at Stanford University....